Point S rolling out new technology platform, marketing campaign
SAN ANTONIO — It was a year ago that members of the Point S Tire & Auto Service network decided they would invest in a new technology platform and launch a new marketing campaign to drive customer growth and retention.
Commerce levies import duties against Chinese steel trailer wheels
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has levied preliminary countervailing duties of 58.3 to 293.27 percent against imported steel trailer wheels from China.
Bridgestone fiscal earnings off slightly on marginal sales increase
TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp.'s operating income fell 3.9 percent in fiscal 2018 on 0.2-percent higher sales, but the company is forecasting slightly higher earnings and sales for fiscal 2019, based on a strong second half performance.
Gatto's Tires founder Mike Gatto, 93, dies
MELBOURNE, Fla. — Michael V. Gatto, founder of Gatto's Tires & Auto Service in Melbourne, died Feb. 11 at age 93.
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Girls Auto Clinic inspires proposed TV series
UPPER DARBY, Pa. — Girls Auto Clinic Repair Center, an auto repair shop near Philadelphia with female mechanics and a "while-u-wait" nail salon, apparently is going Hollywood.
KYB names customer support manager, representative
GREENWOOD, Ind. — KYB Americas Corp. has promoted Jim Thomas and Jessica Young to customer support positions, moves that KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito said makes the company "smarter and stronger."
Tenneco to form aftermarket ride-performance company, DRiV Inc.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Tenneco Inc. has settled on DRiV Inc. as the name for the aftermarket ride-performance components company it will launch later this year.
Giti Tire's U.S. plant passes VW audit for OE tire supply
RICHBURG, S.C. — Giti Tire USA Ltd.'s plant in Richburg has passed a Volkswagen Group audit to become a manufacturing site of tires for the 2019 Passat VW is assembling at its Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.
Hankook earnings sag on lower sales in key markets
SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. suffered an 11.3-percent drop in operating income for fiscal 2018 on slightly lower sales.
TBC Brands launches dedicated commercial tire website
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Brands L.L.C. has launched a website dedicated to TBC Corp.'s commercial tire product ranges, covering the firm's commercial, trailer, farm, industrial and specialty vehicle tire offerings.
Yokohama 2018 earnings down on slightly higher sales
TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reported slight drops in operating and net income for fiscal 2018 on record sales of $5.91 billion.
Sumitomo Rubber suffers double-digit fiscal 2018 earnings drops
KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.suffered double-digit drops in operating and net income for fiscal 2018, declines the company pinned on foreign-exchange losses and an impairment loss related to its South African subsidiary.
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What issue concerns you most heading into 2019?
|The threat of more tariffs.||
27% (27 votes)
|The new Congress in Washington.||
35% (35 votes)
|Price fluctuations for the products we sell.||
10% (10 votes)
|More disruptions across the industry.||
29% (29 votes)
|Total votes: 101|